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Getty On Tuesday, April 13, the San Francisco 49ers signed offensive lineman Daniel Brunskill [left] to a one-year contract.
The San Francisco 49ers will be missing not just their main quarterback but also perhaps their best playmaker when they face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
Because of a lingering leg ailment, Niners head coach Kyle Shanahan said after practice on Friday, October 8 that All-Pro tight end George Kittle was unlikely to play in the desert this weekend.
Due to the same calf injury, Kittle was a question mark going into last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. He was, however, able to play for the Niners in a 28-21 defeat at home.
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The Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman posted a video on Twitter of Shanahan telling reporters about the tight end’s less vague and less hopeful chances of facing the Cardinals.
“Keep an eye on the #49ers” Inman tweeted, “Kyle Shanahan says Jimmy Garoppolo is out and Trey Lance is in as starting at #AZCardinals,” in the same post where he posted the video.
The situation with Kittle has become worse in the last week.
Getty George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers may not play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.
While Inman’s Twitter caption of the Shanahan video mentions veteran Jimmy Garoppolo’s position, as well as rookie Trey Lance’s promotion to starting quarterback, the head coach becomes more explicit about Kittle’s condition later in his remarks.
“The important thing is that he was able to go today (Friday practice) last week, but today he didn’t feel like he could,” Shanahan said. “I mean, we have till Sunday to make a decision,” she says, “but that’s why it’s dubious this week, while it was doubtful last week.”
Shanahan also stated that Kittle was suffering from a calf ailment rather than a knee problem.
In answer to a reporter’s inquiry, Shanahan replied, “Yeah, he never had anything with the knee.”
Week 5’s Niners Offense Will Be Very Different From Week 1’s
GettySan Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Trey Lance (left) and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Garoppolo will miss his first start of the season on Sunday, as previously stated, but his absence from the field has been far from unusual since his arrival in San Francisco.
The 24th regular game Garoppolo has missed after signing a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the club in 2018 will be Lance’s first start. Since signing the contract, he has started 29 times.
While Lance will start as quarterback, Niners tight end Ross Dwelley is presently ranked second on the depth chart. Elijah Mitchell or Trey Sermon, the two newcomers to the starting lineup, will almost certainly be joined by a rookie running back.
After veteran Raheem Mostert went down with a knee injury against the Detroit Lions in Week 1, Mitchell took over as the starting running back. Mitchell, on the other hand, injured his shoulder in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles, causing him to miss the previous two weeks.
Sermon also had an injury in Philly, suffering a concussion on his debut carry in the NFL. He made it back in time for the Niners’ Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, August 26 after navigating league procedure.
Both running backs will be available against the Cardinals, according to Shanahan. Mitchell has carried the ball 36 times for a total of 146 yards and one score this season. According to ESPN, Sermon has carried the ball 30 times for 128 yards and a significantly better yard-per-carry average than Mitchell.
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